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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding state cannabis licensing supply chain amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package transporting cannabis goods ingredient list Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles 2018 important information alcoholic beverages Financial information medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Transition Period local jurisdiction’s requirements cultivation licensed physical location (premises) emergency regulations commercial cannabis manufacturers health impacts of cannabis consumption of alcohol or tobacco some nutritional facts financial interest holder MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH transport cannabis goods to retailer tinctures shared-use manufacturing facilities limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving volatile solvent workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control topicals local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations sugar sampling standards extraction entry into the legal, regulated market paper inserted into the packaging disclosure of all criminal convictions Financial Interest Industrial Hemp Advisory Board ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS manufacturing cannabis products Fingerprints 2018 proposed changes designated structure licensing scheme 2018 updates certified by a California-licensed engineer Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recordkeeping limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package commercial cannabis products Application Checklist Premises diagram Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 hydrocarbon-based solvents licensing cannabis microbusinesses commercial cannabis manufacturing activity regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis cannabis training Bond in the amount of $5,000 CDPH-9041 exception for testing laboratories activity for a period of 120 days CDPH-issued universal symbol CDTFA seller’s permit ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation onsite consumption of cannabis goods requiring refrigeration premises diagram allergen information shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company labeling surety bond shipping manifest comply with all packaging and labeling requirements sanitary and hazard-free environment Extractions using CO2 temporary license managing member access to the area(s) small product packaging 2018 revisions supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products security and cannabis waste disposal quality control manufacturing practices at least 20% ownership interest Identifying information Local Jurisdictions Manufacturing (non-volatile) commercial cannabis manufacturing carbohydrates and fat per serving microbusinesses Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) persons 21 years of age or older manufacturing activities testing laboratories regulatory framework transportation of cannabis goods operating procedures required limits MCSB’s temporary license application Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods dried flower payable to the state of California nonlaboratory quality control secondary packaging evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Business Information valid waiver infusion Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control public health and safety Licensees Premises Diagram Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products basic nutritional information Temporary License Application sales of cannabis goods written procedures for inventory control Arranging for laboratory testing 2018 issues 2018 fines cannabis plants minimum standards for extraction processes THC levels Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Percentage of ownership inventory immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing supplemental label Licensee Information persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction capsules Food-grade Butter/Oil meat and seafood, and other products local jurisdiction authorization M-license Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Heavy Metals Testing M-licensees Distributor transport track and trace system secured area at least 99% purity testing lab primary panel requirements health claims contaminant free California Public Records Act shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Temporary event up to 4 days 2018 regulations highly-concentrated oils or waxes amount of THC content pre-made or purchased edibles packaging opaque no added caffeine Temporary License Application Information packaging three state cannabis-licensing authorities conditional license period of 120 days laboratory quality assurance Mechanical Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cannabis cartoons Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing opaque exit package tamper-evident annual license application convicted of a substantially related crime medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Proposition 65 100 mg of THC per package procedures for inventory control Track and Trace Owner 2018 recent news Business Organizational exit packaging Mycotoxins Testing disposal conducting quality assurance review three cannabis licensing authorities highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin cannabis market cannabis adult-use products Transport vehicles alarm system inhalable cannabis vape cartridges concentrate remove THC/CBD final form government warning statement label evidence of rehabilitation BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2018 laws Premises Information Local Authorization Attachment manufacturers who package for other producers diagram of the business’s layout ownership premises is not within a Government the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Cannabinoids Testing Butane/Hexane/Propane retailers equity interest in a commercial cannabis business California Department of Public Health (CDPH) packaging and labeling Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) manufacturer's name medicinal commercial cannabis activity protocol medicinal and adult-use or both markets loan provided to a commercial cannabis business chain of custody unique ID/batch number regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Seller’s permit number Operating Procedures Labor peace agreement sanitary workplaces Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) adult-use commercial cannabis activity cannabis waste inventory and quality control secondary package manufacturing Terpenoids Testing waste management laws Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Cultivation less than 10,000 operating premises Vehicle Requirements Foreign Material Testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) cannabis event organizer license waste disposal purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands A-license an officer or director of a cannabis business 2018 new laws Category I Residual Pesticides Testing CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL aggregate interest of 20% or more 600 foot radius of a school transportation and security cannabis cultivation licensing 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) licensing cannabis retailers CO2 and ethanol extractions Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 re-sealable product guidelines Completed Temporary License Application Form Type S share facility space medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Ethanol The California Department of Public Health's disposal and destruction methods Form # CDPH-9041 property for the commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis cultivators Criminal History member manager Personnel Requirements 2018 problems Edibles– Products informational panel product as a candy prohibited 600-foot radius of a school good manufacturing practices Live Scans for each owner packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Temporary Cannabis Event licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises licensing cannabis distributors manned motor vehicle Retailer (Type 10) Local Authorization Retailer (nonstorefront) packaging and labeling requirements separate applications must enter certain events Physical address potentially-hazardous foods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) structure and formation documents 2018 resolutions Bond and Insurance Information motor carrier permit A-licensees tobacco products Local Issuing Authority compliance with regulations 2018 compliance child-resistant outer package Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods finished product Microbusiness hang tag or a peel-back label Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cannabis sales and/or consumption list of artificial food colorings manufacture cannabis products investment into a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult-use markets commercial kitchens 120 days child-resistant packaging no infusion of alcohol compliance with local jurisdiction Water/Food-grade Dry Ice contaminants onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods definition of owner amount of sodium stickers product formulation Licensee Lookup Tool MCSB Distributor Transport Only Proposed Section 40133 security Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) periods of 90 days extensions loop system cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale mandated warning statements licensed cannabis distributors identity of the product testing methods no infusion of nicotine A-license and an M-license California Department of Public Health A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity licensed premises Moisture Content Testing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) labels not be attractive Individual Owner Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 license review process storage of cannabis goods licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories extracts testing of cannabis goods CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Cannabis Manufacturing destruction of cannabis goods public Licensee Lookup Tool distributors licensed cannabis manufacturers transportation cannabis industries Category II Residual Pesticides Testing online licensing system edible products and more.

In addition, infused pre-rolls Edible cannabis product THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Specialty Outdoor Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Small Outdoor Environmental pathogen Universal symbol Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Processing list of cannabis manufacturers Product Identity Type P – for packaging and labeling only Track-and-trace systems Mature plant Quality Pest Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Quarantine Unique identifier Informational panel Adulterated Cannabis product package flower or pre-rolls Contact surface Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Preventive controls Extraction track and trace system Nonvolatile solvent Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 11 (Distributor) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Licensee Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Holding gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Premises Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Kief Personnel cannabis concentrates Type 10 (Retailer) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Component Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Sanitize Microorganisms Infusion Serving Indoor cultivation Medium Indoor Hazard Department Labeling Lot Allergen Harvest Batch Track and trace system Validation Adult-use Market adulteration Specialty Cottage Indoor Pathogen Cultivation site Finished product Flowering Mixed-light Tier 2 Adequate Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Bureau Processor Package Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Ingredient Nursery UID Watts per square foot Distribution Manufacturer licensee Actual yield Allergen cross-contact Topical cannabis product Small Indoor Monitor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 In-process material Quality control personnel Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Limited-access area Cultivation Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Immature plant Volatile solvent Dried flower THC Process Canopy Outdoor cultivation cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints M-license CBD from industrial hemp Commercial cannabis activity products similar to traditional food products prohibited Wet weight Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) DPH-17-010E Raw material Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type N – for infusions Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Quality control operation Verification Batch Applicant Mixed-light Tier 1 MCSB 90-day extension periods Request for Live Scan Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Indoor Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Net weight Proposition 65 warning statement Processing aid Qualified individual Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Primary panel Theoretical yield Medium Outdoor Manufacture Pre-roll CBD Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Mixed-light cultivation and more.


Last updated on October 20, 2018



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